Why Chrissy Teigen Asked Joe Biden To Unfollow Her On Twitter

Chrissy Teigen could not handle it anymore. And, on February 23, she took to Twitter to say as much: "I have tweeted a handful of times since my treasured @POTUS following. In order for me to flourish as me, I must ask you to please lord unfollow me. I love you!!! It's not you it's me!!!!" (via Twitter).

At the time, she was one of the only 13 people followed by President Joe Biden's newly created Twitter account (via Twitter). Later that day, a second tweet proclaimed her freedom from the social gaze of President Biden's media team. After unfollowing the model, food blogger, and cookbook author, the number of people that President Biden's account followed dropped to 12.

So far, Chrissy Teigen has used her newfound freedom to express a desire for Popeyes' Cajun Flounder Sandwich (via Twitter). The sandwich, as The Takeout reports, is the first fish sandwich offered by Popeyes, better known as one of the instigators of the original chicken sandwich wars. Perhaps it's an attempt to be different during a week that everyone is discussing the chicken sandwiches released by McDonald's and others. Either way, Popeyes got Chrissy Teigen talking, in only her second tweet since the President unfollowed her.

Teigen originally asked Biden to follow her

The thing is, Chrissy Teigen explicitly asked for a follow from the newly inaugurated President of the United States. A Buzzfeed report covers how upon the day of Biden's inauguration, Chrissy Teigen composed a tweet in which she pointed out that her account had been blocked by Donald Trump for four years, with the implication it would only be fair for her account to be followed by his successor.

The reason for the block, as given by Time, is that in July 2017, she tweeted at Trump: "Lol no one likes you." Admittedly, she had been working in this vein for years at this point, but this last tweet earned her the personal ire of the president.

Biden's team apparently agreed that such democratic engagement merited something, making her the only non-White House-related account followed by the presidency. Of course, the pressure later proved too much for Chrissy Teigen.